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Published on April 6th, 2013 | by -swansong-

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60 Minutes Sandy Hook: Gun Control



In the wake of the events in Newtown many family members of those reportedly killed, along with various other motivated Connecticut residents have made no secret of their unity to lobby for stricter gun laws and harsher penalties for those that breach them. Next stop for the Sandy Hook families…60 Minutes Sandy Hook: Gun Control.

Newtown Parents and Family Vow Lifelong Mission

In the 60 minutes Sandy Hook episode they took their crew to Newtown for the filming of these interviews scheduled to air on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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A quick examination of the photo tells me I have no idea who any of the people in the back row are. 2nd row from left is Bill Leukhardt and Teresa Rousseau. Teresa is the mother and Bill is the step-father of Lauren Rousseau the recently hired, 30 year old, permanent substitute teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary. The one without a key to lock her classroom door thus causing her to perish along with all her students.

I wonder if Scott Pelley will ask Bill what it was like to be at the scene of the shooting all day in his capacity as a reporter for the Hartford Courant and not report on the day’s events? You’ll notice him in this photo from the Danbury Newstimes.

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You’ll also notice that while Bill has one hand in his pocket he has the other one on what appears to be a mobile device of some sort. Bill has a twitter account and did make a few tweets on the 14th and 15th but he never tweeted about Sandy Hook or Lauren.

Interestingly enough, Teresa Rousseau is also employed by a media outlet in Connecticut, the Danbury Newstimes

Lauren, after years of working as a substitute teacher, — while working other jobs to earn a living — landed a permanent substitute teaching job at Sandy Hook Elementary School in October.
“It was the best year of her life,” said Teresa Rousseau, Lauren’s mother and a copy editor at The News-Times.

Next to Teresa Rousseau we have Neil Heslin. Neil, along with Scarlett Lewis (who does not appear to have accompanied Neil) were the parents of Jesse Lewis. I can’t help but wonder if Scott Pelley will ask Neil about his upcoming court dates where he’s facing trial by jury for several counts of fraud?

Neil Heslin Court Dates

About now you might be asking, “Hey, swanny, what kinda fraud we talkin’ ’bout here?” Why, financial, of course. Oh, and a few driving charges including operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.

The State of Connecticut is kind enough to allow us all access to their databases for various searches should you wish to see Neil’s pages first hand.
Connecticut Case Look-Up

Neil Heslin Charges

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You’ll notice the last set of charges are even felonies. Hopefully Neil will still be able to join his compatriots on their crusade after the 15th.

Seated next to Neil is Nicole Hockley, one of the more vocal members of the Sandy Hook brigade and next to her, Bill Sherlach the husband of Mary Sherlach, former psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary.

In the front row we have the parents of Anna Marquez-Greene, Jimmy and Nelba, next to them, Francine and David Wheeler the parents of Benjamin and then the parents of Daniel Barden, Mark and Jackie.

Some folks notable by their absence include Veronique Pozner, the Hubbards, the Sotos and of course, the Parkers.

60 Minutes Sandy Hook: Gun Control

We have updated the video to the full version of 60 Minutes Sandy Hook and you can view the entire transcript at the following link.

60 Minutes Sandy Hook Pt.1

60 Minutes Sandy Hook Pt.2

Update 4/8/13

I have now had an opportunity to watch the 60 Minutes Sandy Hook segment a couple of times and am prepared to offer a few thoughts. Presented in the order they occurred to me.

The very first ad on pt.1 of CBS’ online clip of this segment is from Pfizer. That might go a long way to explaining why they never even sniffed near the topic of prescription drugs and acts of violence. To be clear we have no idea whether Adam Lanza was taking prescription meds of any kind but it seems to at least be a worthy topic of discussion.

During Scott Pelley’s opening remarks he takes the time to note that 12/14 (the name by which most families are now referring to this event) when added together equals 26, the number of people Adam Lanza is alleged to have killed.

Without fail when some member of a conspiracy group attempts to apply neumerological coincidences into a discussion of this kind they are quickly written off as being ridiculous, irrelevant and superfluous. It seems an odd inclusion by CBS.

60 Minutes Sandy Hook Families

If you have followed my articles you will have noted that I spend very little time examining the reactions of parents and other participants. I have long been one who tries very hard to not judge especially as it pertains to situations with which I have no familiarity. The events in Sandy Hook certainly qualify as those with which I have no familiarity.

That being said I feel compelled to mention that up to and including this 60 Minutes segment I have not seen one tear trickle down the cheek of one parent or family member. Not one. Should that notation offend you be aware that I will happily amend that comment should anyone be able to provide me one photo or video clip of a weeping parent.

The thought was really driven home to me in a comment made by Jimmy Greene at the beginning of the program, “Everyday I cry.” He cries everyday but couldn’t work up as much as a sniffle during this segment.

The current purpose of this group of families representing Sandy Hook Promise is no secret. They are committed to influencing changes to gun laws in the United States and they are committed to keeping up the fight “for a lifetime”.

Make no mistake though, this is a group still evolving. They are a group with powerful political (and media) supporters who know how to massage and manipulate public opinion for their own purposes.

These comments from the Greenes made me wonder if they haven’t been advised to proceed with a soft-sell approach.

Nelba Marquez-Greene: At first, that was where my heart was. “We’ve gotta get– you know, let’s have a big bonfire and burn everything. Let’s burn all these damn guns. I have since learned that it’s a more complex issue than just saying, “Let’s ban assault weapons.” We’re looking for real change and common sense solutions.

“Real change” that goes beyond just the banning of assault weapons? One would think that the banning of assault weapons would go a long way to satisfying their desire for change.

Jimmy goes on to expand on this thought…

Jimmy Greene: When we talk ban and confiscate, we– it becomes a political argument. It’s so much bigger than a political debate. It’s so much bigger than Democrats versus Republicans, conservative versus liberals. I believe, in my humble opinion, this all transcends that.

Jimmy Nelba Greene

The comments of the Greene’s have the odor of semantical poli-speak, as though they were constructed by some Madison Avenue PR firm.

I don’t know why but I can’t shake the sense that there is a much larger agenda at play here. The families seemed very careful to moderate their comments regarding changes they’d like to see made but reading between the lines it seems like they might extend far beyond guns.

Scott Pelley: Is parenting part of this?

Jimmy Greene: I feel like there is a huge, huge gaping hole in the way that that child was parented.

David Wheeler: It’s more than a parenting vacuum as well. There’s a community vacuum here.

Bill Sherlach: We have this sense of complacency where it should be someone else’s job to take care of this. You have to worry about your community. You have to be involved.

I may be reading too much into these comments and if I am it may have something to do with some other recent comments. I don’t want to get too far off topic but you may find this quite startling.

MSNBC Host: Your Kids Belong to the Collective

College professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says your children are not yours – they are owned by the community.

“We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” says the professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Kids belong to whole communities, she insists, and once we realize this we’ll make “better investments” in government indoctrination of children.

Getting back to the 60 Minutes Sandy Hook segment Bill Sherlach is commenting on how he thinks that limiting the size of magazines for weapons is an important first legislative step.

Bill Sherlach: You can have a million bullets, but if you have to put them in one at a time, the ability to do any kind of real damage is significantly reduced.

Scott Pelley: The legislature has decided to limit the size of magazines in Connecticut to 10 rounds. The gunman at Sandy Hook was using 30-round magazines. I’ve heard the argument made, “You can change these magazine clips in these rifles in a matter of two seconds. So what difference does it make?”

Bill Sherlach: Well, I mean, there was one instance where it wasn’t two seconds. And it allowed 11 kids to get out of the classroom.

Scott Pelley: Tell me about that.

Oh yes, Bill please tell us about that. Unfortunately Bill goes on to describe how limiting magazine sizes makes common sense. I was very much hoping that Bill would tell us about the 11 children that escaped when one of Lanza’s alleged magazine changes stalled his progress.

To this point I had heard of 6 children that had escaped, then that number climbed to 9, now it has apparently climbed to 11. Perhaps if we all hope hard enough, over time they will all end up having escaped.

In answer to the questions I asked prior to the airing of this program…no they did not ask Neil Heslin about his upcoming trials and not only did they not mention Bill Leukhardt’s attendance at the crime scene on 12/14 they didn’t even introduce or identify him.

Oh…and I still have no idea who all the people in the back row were. I wonder if they will be accompanying the families on their next stop in this lobbying tour…the US Congress.

Sandy Hook Parents Coming to DC on Air Force One to Lobby Congress

Eleven parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre will fly to Washington with the president on Air Force One tonight following Obama’s speech in Hartford, Conn.

They are coming to Washington to lobby Congress this week to pass measures to combat gun violence.

“There is no more effective advocate than a parent who has lost a child,” a senior administration official tells ABC News.

The best tool for the job, as it were. And as with any good tool you can bet it will be used at every opportunity.

-swansong-

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32 Responses to 60 Minutes Sandy Hook: Gun Control

  1. Pilot says:

    Why the extras? Those people in the back row make it look more like a crowd?

    • Pilot says:

      Did you notice the comment section at CBS on this story? Not too favorable, to put it mildly.

      • -swansong- says:

        Lol…when I published the article the comments section was pretty sparse.

        It sure has filled up now, hasn’t it? Good to see people taking CBS to task.

  2. bewisetoday says:

    Just keep asking questions, the more you ask, the deeper you dig, the more the truth will come out so everyone can eventually see it. I can’t believe someone at Sandy Hook has not cracked yet because of the pressure. The worst thing in the world to have to hold on to, is a lie.

    • -swansong- says:

      Agreed. We at IM were just talking about that last night. Someone has to crack.

      We’re patient people. We’ll be here when it happens.

  3. RealPerson says:

    Where are the Parkers? In Texas, where Robby threw the ceremonial pitch for the Texas Rangers Baseball Team. Alissa and the girls were with him.

    According to the media, everyone in the stands shed tears. :-p

  4. dave says:

    So 60 minutes is going to put these fraudstrers on air –let’s face it, all evidence points to NO children, etc. being shot that day yet many of these crooks /actors/liars set up fund raising accounts–several even PRIOR to Dec 14th the date of the alleged “massacre”!–which makes them accesories. Too bad we don’t have a brave lawyer to serve the 60 minutes producers, etc. with legal notice that they will become co-conspirators in massive fraud, etc., should they actually proceed in airing these scam artists and their lies nationwide. A lawsuit and injunction would be great–but apparently too late for that if the “show” airs Sunday . Wonder what the masses of people will think after watching it–I suspect that many might be perceptive enough to realize that the whole Sandy Hk event is a scam with actors such as Jennifer Greenberg Sexton (alias”Sandy Hk parent Laura Phelps”) and others recruited from the Michael Greenberg family and from crisiactors.org etc and paid with our tax $ , all to get the guns from us civilians . Gene Rosen is a FEMA Agent with his name and photo appearing as such on FEMA’s own website! ……………

    • -swansong- says:

      A lawyer is one idea.

      I found a nice, cheap mobile home in Newtown for sale for 25,000. We just need to get a few motivated folks to kick in a few bucks and have someone move there for a few months.

      3-4 months living in Newtown and a personable character could uncover piles of info.

      I have 10 bucks to get the pot started 🙂

  5. Steve says:

    I know many of victims were buried in caskets and not cremated. Hopefully sometime, DNA samples can be taken from the buried remains to see if any of those buried are related to their parents.

    I’m not a detective, but their must be some procedure to prove the identity of a deceased person OTHER than being identified by a supposed relative.

    • Caroline says:

      We should each choose a family and research them. Find out was going on with them & their supposed child prior to 2010. That would answer so many questions.

      • -swansong- says:

        That’s actually a very good idea. Some folks over at the Daily Paul forums took it upon themselves to do just that. They chose the Pozners.

        I got stuck on Erin D’Elia for quite a while.

        26 families…plus their relations and I hate geneological research…lol.

    • -swansong- says:

      Some relatives didn’t even do their own identifications.

      In this interview with the Hubbards and the cop assigned to them they say that the Hubbards gave the cop a picture of their daughter and the cop used the pic to identify the girl so the parents didn’t have to.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143729n

      It’s not clear if the Hubbards ever saw their daughter.

  6. cossa68 says:

    You are doing great work, swansong. I thought the your article on Erin D’Elia was superb. I’ve been looking into Marvin Lafontaine, as the media recently sited him again regarding a motive for Adam’s alleged shooting spree. He states he was a scout master when his son and Ryan were in the cub scouts together. The only thing I’ve been able to come up with that I found to be very odd is one site lists his son as being 45. Being that he is 53, odds are that information is incorrect. I also found out he used multiple aliases where the last name has different spelling for of them.

    I am convinced this guy is lying. I sure would love to find some way to prove that, but haven’t had much luck. I am no pro at this, but do spend a lot of time looking up information when something doesn’t add up, and my corrupt government tells me stories, which, in my mind, are complete lies.

    Keep the great work!
    Jack

    • -swansong- says:

      Thanks, Jack. Really appreciate the comments.

      There are a few things that I am curious about regarding LaFontaine.

      In Nancy’s emails to him she refers to movies etc and asks him if he understands American culture. It leads me to believe he is not originally from the States but have found no evidence to confirm.

      The other is that when Adam was in NH he was 6 years old. from what I have found through the Scouts site you have to be 7 or in the 1st grade to be a scout. Not sure Adam would have even been old enough to be a scout while in NH.

      Glad to have you on our side, Jack. If you find anything of note feel free to pass it along…or make a thread in the forum if you like.

      Cheers,

  7. Steve says:

    A quick question. Has anyone ID’ed the back row yet or are they still question marks?

  8. Mari says:

    This may seem sort of like a big nothin’ but… I have noticed that with every pic or interview of a sandy hook family member they are always wearing green or purple. Always. And when you watch this 60 minutes bit you will once again see all shades of green and purple. Whether one subscribes to the theory that mind control is at play here or not green and purple are mk ultra trigger/programming colors.

    I watched Chris Mathews earlier interview Victoria sotos sister and she had a script that she recited but she kept screwing up and forgetting details. So Mathews fed her her lines…” Tell us how you feel about magazine rounds” etc……

    It’s all baloney.

  9. RealPerson says:

    Now the Obama administration is flying Sandy Hook parents to DC on Air force ONE to lobby congress. Have they no shame?
    This is on the taxpayer’s backs.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/sandy-hook-parents-coming-to-dc-on-air-force-one-to-lobby-congress/

  10. Tory says:

    Agree with author….so true there have been no tears. and good point about who’s in the back row… In the 60 Minutes INterview, towards the end, several people could be heard sniffling with tears…however, even though the loud sniffles could be heard, not one person was sniffling..it was SFX.

    • -swansong- says:

      You noticed the sniffing too, eh? I also thought it was interesting that the most emotion I heard was off camera.

      Were it not for the fact that they shot in Newtown I might have thought the folks in the back row were the families of victims of other crimes. But somehow I doubt it.

  11. Caroline says:

    Wheelers moved to town last April.
    Márquez-Greene moved from Canada 2 months prior to the incident.
    Parkers moved in 8 months prior.
    Hockleys had recently moved to town from southern England.
    Rachel D’avino had been at Sandy Hook for a little over a week.
    Jackie Lloyd, P.E. teacher, started at Sandy Hook in the fall.
    Soto was listed as an intern 2010-2011 school year. (wikipedia)
    Dawn Hochsprung became principal in 2010.

    I started to make a list—this is something that ‘regular folk’ will pay attention to, at least the ones I am trying to explain this mess to. Please add! I will continue–

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